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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Stunning Photos of the New World Trade Center!


These amazing photos of the 1776 foot tall new trade center have now been published, and boy are they exciting! This new tower is certainly beautiful, and will be a source of pride no doubt to people of New York City, who have lost so much 12 years ago. See the stunning views and the enormous amount of construction this project entails!  
Working above 1,700 feet in the air! Iron workers install final sections on top of One WTC, May 2013

“Iron workers and engineers prepare the beacon that will sit on top of One WTC’s spire.”

Incredible view of the city and its new tower

“From on top of One WTC, you can see the East River bridges, Brooklyn and Queens.”
“Workers install 3 communications rings on top of One WTC,which will bring back broadcast capabilities 2 Lwr Manhattan.” 
“Window installers walk along beams at dizzying heights from the 102nd Fl., of One WTC to install curtain wall panels.”
Final 2 pieces of #OneWTC spire sit next to previously installed sections. When connected, One WTC will stand 1776 ft.
“Ironworkers courageously guide spire sections 17 and 18 into place.”











English Language Lab

English Lab Volunteers Increase Hours

WHAT: Library Increases Lab Hours with Volunteers

WHO: English language learners

WHEN: now

WHERE: Wicomico Public Library, Main Library

SALISBURY, MD – Wicomico Public Library is increasing hours at its English Language Learning Lab, thanks to the help of dedicated volunteers. The lab is now staffed whenever the Main Library is open, with Lab hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Volunteer Katie Potvin has been helping in the lab for about six weeks. She volunteers because she is planning to major in TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), and this position gives her practice in the field. 
Evelyn Gomez volunteers because she thinks it’s an important place for the community where people can learn English for free and that is a big help. “My mom has used the lab. I know a lot of people who don’t speak English and I tell them to come in because it’s free, there’s no time limit, and it’s easy” Gomez says. 
Potvin says, “One day while working in the lab, a boy and his friend/tutor from Salisbury University came in, and after finishing the lesson he taught his friend and me how to write ‘okie dokie’ in Korean characters. It was really fun.”
Wicomico Public Library received $15,000 to support outreach to county residents who are learning English and becoming citizens. The Library is one of 150 libraries to receive such funding nationwide, and one of only 11 that received funding in 2012 and 2013 from the American Library Association and Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
Funds are used to build capacity, strengthen literacy services and reach out to new library customers. The Library has already expanded its language learning collection, provided information on library services in several languages, and conducted open house programs and tours to introduce library services. The Lab provides access to online language programs, citizenship education programs, basic skills programs and more.

State Department Thief

A former State Department contract specialist has pleaded guilty to funneling millions of dollars to a company she set up with her husband. Kathleen McGrade worked in the State Department office that awards contracts for construction on U.S. embassies. She never told anyone that she had opened a construction company with her husband. She negotiated nearly $53 million in contracts with the company, Sterling Royale Group. A news article in 2011 exposed the fraud. It revealed McGrade and her husband had bought houses, a yacht and other luxury items on the State Department's dime. McGrade and her husband, Brian Collingsworth, have agreed to forfeit the items. They face up to 30 years in prison each.

The Pampered, Good Life Of Fort Hood Shooter

Nearly four years after Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar!” (“Allah is greater!”) and brutally murdered 14 people (including an unborn baby) and injured 30 others at Fort Hood, Texas, he now receives free helicopter rides from the local jail nearly every day, lives in a private room built to accommodate his medical needs, wears a beard against Army regulations, travels with his own security detail, has received numerous trial delays and collects a full salary of about $80,000 a year – all while many of his victims say they’ve been forgotten.

According to KXAS-TV, the NBC News affiliate in Dallas, the Army psychiatrist has been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting because the military has said it cannot suspend his pay without a conviction.

Hasan, 42, is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder as his trial begins Tuesday. The New York Times reported the Army has spent more than $5 million on Hasan’s case and secured the courthouse with massive sand-packed barriers to protect him from explosions.

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USPS Saturday Beer & Wine Deliveries

You might have to say goodbye to Saturday mail drops but hello to beer and wine deliveries. Both would be possible under a Senate bill to help the Postal Service cut costs. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper and Ranking Member Tom Coburn introduced the package. If it becomes a law, the Postal Service would have one more year to deliberate ending Saturday mail delivery. It would not be able to close mail processing plants for another two years. But it could save money from changes in how pensions and retirees health care costs are calculated.

Personal 'Obamacare' Accounts Debut

You can now open your own personal “Obamacare” account — but you’ll have to wait a while before you can actually use it to pick a health insurance plan.

Just eight weeks before the Oct. 1 launch of open enrollment under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, administration officials announced Monday that the Affordable Care Act is a step closer to reality for millions of uninsured Americans.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said consumers can now go online to healthcare.gov and create personal accounts by establishing a username and password.

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Ruff Dog Day Official Video

OCPD Reminds Citizens to Stop at Red Lights

Ocean City Police Officers are joining law enforcement officers across the country to honor National Red Light Awareness Week. Beginning August 5, Ocean City police will be increasing enforcing against red-light running.

“Our officers continually enforce safe driving and cite drivers who run red-lights,” said Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We want our residents and visitors to enjoy everything that Ocean City has to offer and arrive to their destination safely by following the rules of the road.”

The Ocean City Police Department is dedicated to keeping citizens safe and would like to remind residents and visitors to ensure the safety of yourself and others by stopping at all red lights and stop signs. For more information about National Red Light Awareness Week or for red-light safety tips, visit:http://oceancitymd.gov/Police/media/wp-content/uploads/red-light-awareness-brochure.pdf

CIA Was Running Arms In Benghazi

The Telegraph reports that the CIA has been regularly polygraphing operatives to see if anyone is talking about a gun running operation that was taking place out of Benghazi prior to the 9.11.12 attack.

According to the report, 35 CIA operatives were working in Benghazi when the attack took place. They were allegedly in an "annex near the consulate [working] on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian rebels."

The Telegraph says more Americans were hurt in the attack than early reports indicated, but only losses among State Department personnel had been reported to Congress. This was because "CIA chiefs were actively working to ensure the real nature of its operations in the city did not get out."

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Unlike Adult Use, Teen Pot Smoking Causes Long-Term Damage

Adolescents who smoke pot regularly may suffer long-term problems, including permanent brain damage. However, according to a study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the same isn't true for adult smokers.

Also, there's an increased risk of youth smokers developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. The new research, which attempts to lay out the long-term side effects of adolescent marijuana smoking, was conducted on mice.

"Children who start around pre-adolescence, 13-15 years of age, tend to develop very severe deficits and these include a very high incidence of neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and attention deficit disorders, as well as, long- term permanent reductions in intelligence as measured by IQ tests," says Asaf Keller, a professor of anatomy and neurobiology with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the senior author of the study.

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Salisbury Council President Jake Day Wants The Public To Be Enthusiastic And Optimistic About THEIR Plans For Downtown

Read the entire article HERE.

Exclusive-RNC To NBC, CNN: Dump Hillary Docs Or We Will Dump Debates

On Monday, RNC Chair Reince Priebus sent stinging letters to NBC and CNN concerning their recently announced decisions to produce films celebrating the life of Hillary Clinton. The RNC sees the odd programing move as an in-kind contribution to Clinton's presumed campaign for President in 2016. As a result, the party will formally bar Republicans from partnering with the networks on any primary or Presidential debates in 2016.

Priebus wrote to CNN:
I find CNN’s actions disturbing and disappointing. Your credibility as a supposedly unbiased news network will most certainly be jeopardized by the decision to show political favoritism and produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign.

And to NBC:
I find this disturbing and disappointing. NBC cannot purport to be a neutral party in American politics, and the credibility of NBC News, already damaged by the partisanship of MSNBC, will be further undermined by the actions of NBC Universal executives who have taken it upon themselves to produce an extended commercial for Secretary Clinton’s nascent campaign.

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Half Of $1 Trillion In Federal Student Loan Debt Unpaid


About half of the outstanding $1 trillion in federal student loan debt in the U.S. isn’t being repaid. And 1 out of 8 borrowers are defaulting on their loans despite unprecedented federal attempts to help.

An analysis released Monday by the CFPB shows borrowers are struggling to repay their loans and are seemingly unaware of options that could them help avoid default or forbearance.

“That can have serious consequences for their economic future,” said Rohit Chopra, the bureau’s student loan ombudsman. “The troubling part is that many of those defaults could have been avoided if borrowers knew about their options and were able to easily enroll in them.” 

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Equality For All Races?


ARMED HUSBAND DISHES OUT ‘LETHAL DOSE OF TEXAS JUSTICE’ AFTER SUSPECTS KIDNAP HIM AND HIS WIFE, THEN FORCE THEM TO ROB BANK

A pair of suspected criminals got what the Huffington Post described as a “lethal dose of Texas justice” last week after allegedly kidnapping a couple and then forcing them to rob a bank.

Investigators are not releasing the names of the couple, but believe the suspects knew the wife worked at First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, Texas, or they would’ve have staked out the couple’s home and forced her to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money from the bank after-hours.

After the robbery, police say the suspects — identified as 20-year-old Jordan Kutach and 21-year-old Preston Kutach — forced the husband to drive the group in his truck down Highway 71.

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Scare Tactics, Lies And Intimidation

As it turns out, there is more to the story about the anti-terrorism task force’s visit to the family who was suspiciously Googling backpacks and pressure cookers.

The Google searches were the basis for the visit, but the former employer of Michelle Catalano’s husband was the person who put the searches together and thought, “Wow, these people must be terrorists.”

It also seems, according to Catalano’s clarification, that the men who searched the home and questioned her husband, wanted the family to believe that they had this omnipotent power to catalogue their searches.

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Amazon Founder Bezos To Buy Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon.com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of “old media”: the newspaper.

Bezos is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million, The Washington Post Co., announced Monday. Bezos is buying the paper as an individual. Amazon.com Inc. is not involved.

Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham called Bezos a “uniquely good new owner.” He said the decision was made after years of newspaper industry challenges. The company, which owns the Kaplan education business and several TV stations, will change its name but didn’t say what the new name will be.

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How Russia Deals With Illegal Immigrants

Forced to march in a human chain and lined up with hands behind their heads, this is how to round up illegal immigrants Russian-style.
Moscow police launched a no-nonsense crackdown on suspected illegals working on stalls in a market. 
Officers prodded suspects with batons and pinned them against police vans as searches were carried out. 

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Wicomico County Hosting Car Seat Safety Class

Wicomico County is hosting a car seat safety class on Monday, September 9, 2013. This free class comes complete with a free convertible or booster seat to fit your baby perfectly.

The class will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fritz Health Center at 300 W. Carroll Street in Salisbury, MD.

Click here for more information and to see how you can reserve a car seat for your child.

Heartless SeaWorld Staff Leave Bloodied Dolphin Stranded

SPD Press Release 8-6-13


Maryland Woman Charged With Handcuffing Daughter

Police in Gastonia have accused a Maryland woman of handcuffing her mentally disabled daughter to a hotel bed while she attended a wedding.

Authorities say 38-year-old Tiffany Michelle Davis, of Pasadena, Md., left her 19-year-old daughter in the hotel room Saturday night while she attended a wedding party.

Davis was charged Sunday with neglecting a disabled person with injury.

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Troopers Investigating Attempted Abduction, Laurel

Location: In the area of the 12000 block of Whitesville Road (SR30), Laurel, DE

Date of Occurrence: Sunday August 4, 2013 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Victim: 20 year old female

Suspect: Hispanic male, 5'07"-5'08" tall, 135-140 lbs., black hair down to ears, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and sneaker (no further physical or clothing description available).
Operating a white 4 door sedan with possible Virginia registration (no further description available).

Resume: Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police are currently investigating an attempted abduction near Laurel.

Troopers responded to Delmar Police Department yesterday afternoon to meet with a 20 year old female who informed them someone had attempted to kidnap her. She advised the troopers she was walking eastbound on Whitesville Road (SR30) just east of Old Stage Road around 3:00 p.m. when a white 4 door sedan pulled up in front of her and the operator exited the vehicle. The victim began running away from the stranger who was spooked off when a passing car approached. The vehicle then made a U-turn and again pulled in front of the female. The operator once again exited his car and was able to grab a hold of the victim in an attempt to get her in his car. The victim was able to free herself from his grasp outside his car when another vehicle approached and saw the two in a struggle. The male subject was able to re-enter his car and flee westbound on Whitesville Road. The passer-by then drove the victim to Delmar PD in order to report this incident.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5'07"-5'08" tall, 135-140 lbs., with black hair down to his ears, wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers. He was operating a white 4 door sedan with possible Virginia license plates.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact Sgt G. Windish at 302-856-5850 ext. 218 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at:http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

The Radical Agenda For America

Posted on July 30, 2013  Herb London London Center for Policy Research [info@londoncenter.org]

Over the last thirty years (nothing precise about this time frame) radicals in the United States have worked tirelessly and relentlessly to change this society in a manner consistent with their own agenda. The method for doing so is not secret. In fact, it is transparently clear.

The first goal is to create an Electoral map that will guarantee the election of left-wing presidents. To accomplish this goal one state in particular has to change from red to blue: Texas. On its face, this project seems impossible. Texas, as Governor Perry has noted, is crimson red and “will stay that way.” But suppose the electorate expands by registering new voters, particularly illegals who could be granted amnesty through recent immigration proposals and unregistered voters.

As Senator Ted Cruz has noted, “If that happens, no republican will ever again win the White House.” Conservative spokeswoman, Anita MonCrief, contends, “If they go for amnesty, we will find ourselves doing a post mortem over the GOP’s suicide.” Should Texas become a reliable blue state, its 38 electoral votes will virtually guarantee a Democratic president into the distant future.

The second goal is to develop dependency on government assistance for a majority of Americans. With close to 50 million people on food stamps, 45 million on Medicaid, 35 million in Section 8 housing and 52 million receiving welfare assistance, an America that was once based on self reliance and personal liberty is disappearing in plain sight. This dependency comes with the potential for enslavement since one will need Big Brother for the very essentials of life.

The third goal is the reformulation of American voting trends through the mobilization of minority voters. It is instructive that in the 2012 election President Obama obtained support from only 39 percent of white voters, less than former Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis received in 1988, a year when he was trounced by George Herbert Walker Bush.

President Obama won by carrying 93 percent of African American voters, 71 percent of Latino voters and 73 percent of Asian voters. Here is the new formulation of presidential victory – appeal to minorities through a divide and conquer strategy. Moreover, this is merely the beginning. By mid century whites in the U.S. will be a distinct minority. Presumably, minority opinion and attitudes could shift. The nation has a history of electoral movements in unpredictable directions. At the moment, however, history appears to be moving in a leftward direction with little change in sight.

Of course only time will tell if this radical strategy will work. “The eyes of Texas are upon you” goes the popular verse, but it would be just as apt to say “the eyes of America should be on Texas.” This is America’s electoral weathervane.

Should the radical tactics yield a victory in that state, any hope of retaining the traditions associated with America’s democratic republic will be lost. It is remarkable that conservatives do not get it. They are in a wilderness of false hope and gnashing of teeth as the radical blunderbuss flares forward. Wake up America – your future is at stake.

Trust The State?

It was during my freshman year of college that I first encountered the works of that most eminent American political philosopher, Pogo Possum. Channeled through cartoonist, Walt Kelly, Pogo provided an alternative to the “Ozzie and Harriet” mindset that kept most Americans from engaging in those twin towers of political sin: asking questions and speaking truth. In those post-World War II years in which the state had to hurriedly find a new threat with which to keep Americans under its control – lest they mistakenly think that the end of that war presaged a world at peace – the Cold War bogeyman was put together.

While Pogo was decidedly a left-of-center person – Ayn Rand had yet to arrive on campuses to challenge collectivist thought and behavior – he was one of the remnants of the spirit of classical liberalism whose ranks were rapidly being conscripted into the service of statism. At a time when Sen. Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee were doing their best to convince Boobus Americanus that “active agents of the communist conspiracy” were entrenched everywhere, Pogo went forth from his meager homesite in Okefenokee Swamp to find these “enemy” forces. Upon his return, he confided to his neighbors that “we have met the enemy, and they is us!”

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Dolphin Deaths On The Rise In Maryland, Delaware & Virginia

It’s an alarming trend. More than 100 dead dolphins have washed up on beaches up and down the East Coast, including here in Maryland.

Kai Jackson explains scientists aren’t sure why it’s happening.

Scientists are determined to get to the bottom of what’s killing these dolphins.

They are among the smartest mammals on the planet, yet tragically something is killing Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins in large numbers.

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Welcome To Parenting


10 Reasons Why Obamacare Is Going To Ruin Your Medical Care… And Your Life

Of course you’ve heard of “liar loans”—in the heyday of subprime mortgages, unscrupulous lenders handed out mortgages to practically everyone with a pulse. “So you’re saying you make $100,000 a year? Great, check this box titled ‘McMansion.’”

We all know how this charade ended. Now Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D., an acclaimed expert on the subject of Obamacare, warns that the delay of the employer mandate by one year will force Americans into a single-payer system, raising insurance premiums and encouraging “liar subsidies” that might prove fiscally devastating. Not to mention that under the new health care system, you may well end up dead…

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South Korean Oil Company Finds A Novel Way To Save Gas.

What a great and simple idea! GO HERE.

The News IQ Quiz

Do you know more about the news than the average American?
Test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, by taking our short 13-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,041 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted online Jan. 18-24 by the Pew Research Center. The new survey includes a mixture of multiple-choice questions using photographs, maps and symbols.

When you finish, you will be able to compare your News IQ with the average American, as well as with the scores of college graduates and those who didn’t attend college; with men and women; and with people your age as well as other ages.

Begin HERE.

Guards Allegedly Forced Into Union Day Before Right-To-Work Implemented

The federal government is investigating a Michigan labor group and company for forcing three employees into the union on the eve of the state's implementation of right-to-work laws.

Three security guards with AlliedBarton Security Services filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) after the company signed an exclusive agreement with United Protective Workers of America (UPWA) Local 1.

The workers, who guard a Dearborn-based Ford plant, alleged that the agreement forced all employees to pay full dues into union coffers and membership played a deciding role in bonuses and promotions.

"These are bullying tactics unions have chosen to use and obviously an investigation should be launched," said Annie Patnaude, deputy state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan. "Unfortunately, a lot of this has been going on, explicit and implied threats if workers exercise the new freedom."

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Election 2014: Endless Campaign Has Begun For Statewide Hopefuls

The race for governor


Gubernatorial candidates are considering next year’s early primary date when they decide when to start campaigning, reports Ryan Marshall of The Gazette.

The Baltimore Sun editorial board offers a look at the gubernatorial race so far. Jennifer Shutt of The Salisbury Daily Times features videos from gubernatorial candidates at the end of a piece about the Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield. Red Maryland also offers interviews on the gubernatorial race from the crab feast.

GOP RACE: WYPR’s Fraser Smith and Baltimore Sun’s Michael Dresser discuss Harford County ExecutiveDavid Craig’s Republican candidacy for governor. Craig is calling on the Maryland General Assembly to repeal the “rain tax,” which raises money for stormwater management, reports the Hagerstown-Herald Mail in Political Notes. 

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One Place Not To Go If You Have Kids

The village where half the population are sex offenders

Miracle Village lies deep in a sea of green. This is sugar cane country, south Florida. At the edge of the everglades, and over two miles from the nearest town, around 200 people live in the small, neat bungalows.
More than 100 of them are registered sex offenders - people who were found guilty, and have usually served a prison sentence, for a sex crime. There is one woman, the rest are men. Some of them viewed child pornography, or molested their own children.

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Last Hurrah Of The Interventionists?

In what a Washington Post columnist describes as a rout of Rand Paul isolationism, the Senate just voted overwhelmingly to send another $1.5 billion in foreign aid to Egypt.

The House voted 400-20 to impose new sanctions on Iran’s oil exports, two days before Iran’s new president, elected on a pledge to re-engage the West on the nuclear issue, takes his oath.

Do these triumphs of AIPAC and the War Party, of neocons and liberal internationalists, tell us where we are going? Or are they the last hurrahs of the interventionists, as America’s long retreat proceeds apace.

If we take what Richard Nixon called “the long view,” the trend line seems unmistakable. Under President Obama, America has pulled all U.S. forces out of Iraq and has scheduled a full withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014.

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Millsboro Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash, Laurel

Location: Shiloh Church Road and Scott Land Road, Laurel, DE
 
Date of Occurrence: Monday August 5, 2013 at approximately 9:00 p.m.
 
Operator and Vehicle Information:
 
  • Operator #1: Robert L. Dorman III, 39, Millsboro, DE
  • Vehicle #1: 2006 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle
 
  • Operator #2: Kaetlin B. Burke, 17, Laurel, DE
  • Vehicle #2: 2000 Honda Accord
 
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Laurel, DE- The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating a motorcycle crash east of Laurel that left a Millsboro man dead.
 
The incident occurred around 9:00 p.m. last night as Robert L. Dorman III was operating a2006 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle westbound on Shiloh Church Road approaching Scott Land Road.  Dorman came to a stop in the roadway with his left turn signal illuminated to allow a vehicle, traveling eastbound, to pass in order to make a left onto Scott Land Road.  Kaetlin B. Burke was operating a 2000 Honda Accord, traveling westbound on Shiloh Church Road, approaching the stopped motorcycle when she failed to see the stopped motorcycle, and struck the rear of it at full speed.  The motorcycle became lodged in the engine compartment of the Honda and remained upright while the operator was forced rearward into the windshield. 
 
Robert Dorman, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
Kaetlin Burke, who was properly restrained, was not injured in the collision.
 
The Collision Reconstruction Unit is continuing their investigation into this incident.  Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a contributing factor.  The intersection of Shiloh Church Road and Scott Land Road were closed for approximately three hours as the crash was investigated and cleared.

Geithner To Advise Obama On Next Fed Chairman

While assuring the world that he will not give advantage to Larry Summers, we wonder if the meeting with the President will sound a little like this?

A Letter To The Editor: Mandatory Student Health Insurance

Joe,

When I first started school at UMES back in 2009, insurance was not necessary. The only thing the university cared about is if you had all your shots, meningitis shots, etc. All of a sudden one year, we had to start paying for Student Health Insurance or show proof we had insurance elsewhere. I disputed this with the school with out success.

UMES had stated that they required insurance for any student enrolled, even if your not living on campus. A $50 fee every semester was tacked on to everyone's tuition and fees who didnt have insurance. The FAFSA federal aid doesnt cover it, your scholarships cannot cover it, it must be paid out of the students pocket.

Recently I get this post card in the mail stating that they will no longer be "providing", (what I call forcing), insurance because of OBAMACARE. Not only are they suspending that but you don't have to provide a "waiver" which proves you already have insurance. As far as I know, students will not need to pay these insurance fees.. or at least until they figure out if they want to require it again.

The Past three years, students in my situation have been forced to pay for Insurance they did not want because it was a requirement to attend the college. I never wanted insurance, and for those who do want it, i find it unacceptable that ObamaCare is supposed to be the governments solution to insurance, yet it puts other providers at higher prices or out of business.

ObamaCare Needs to be stopped!
Anonymous

Stewart Breaks Right Leg In Iowa Crash

Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will miss this weekend's road course race at Watkins Glen after breaking his right leg in a sprint car race Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway.

A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula and had surgery after he was transported to a local hospital. An update was expected Tuesday afternoon, and Stewart-Haas Racing did not immediately announce a replacement driver for Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen, where Stewart is a five-time winner.

The team did cancel its scheduled Tuesday test at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES

The world is swiftly moving to the dangerous place where nations won’t be able to do business with each other because they don’t trust the institutions that control wealth, which includes central banks, commercial banks, and governments. It will happen when the purveyors of international commodities, oil especially, refuse to accept the letters of credit issued by untrustworthy intermediaries. And when that dark moment arrives, nations will throw tantrums. The USA may be the loudest baby in the playpen.

The USA is veering into a psychological space not unlike the wilderness-of-mind that Germany found itself in back in the early 20th century: the deep woods of paranoia where our own failures will be projected onto the motives of others who mean to do us harm. Of course, even paranoiacs have enemies. There are quite a few others who would like to harm the USA, at least to bamboozle and paralyze us, to push back against our influence on their culture and economies. But the tendency here will be to magnify the supposed insults while ignoring our own suicidal behavior.

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Drones And The Right To Privacy

On August 6th, the small town of Deer Trail, Colorado is set to vote on an ordinance that will permit the hunting of unmanned surveillance drones. The author of the ordinance, Phillip Steel, claims the gesture is “symbolic.” In an interview with a local ABC News affiliate, Steel attested that he does “not believe in the idea of a surveillance society.” The Florida Legislature recently passed a law barring federal government drones from “gathering evidence or other information” on citizens of the state. A handful of other American states are pursuing measures to limit the spying operations of Uncle Sam’s unmanned aerial vehicles.

The pushback against Washington’s snoop activities is a nice development. It’s unfortunate that these state laws and local ordinances will not amount to anything significant. The federal government is the divine master of what was once known as the individual states. Federalism – the idea that sovereignty is shared between hierarchical governing bodies under one umbrella of monopoly authority – is a long-dead concept of American lore. The states have been subservient to a national Leviathan since the War for Southern Independence. If the Constitution was supposed to balance the powers between state legislatures and Congress, it has been a miserable failure. Like pigs at the trough, the “laboratories of democracy” lined up to feed on an endless stream of Washington money that came with strings implicitly attached.

A vast security state is coming, and it will not be limited to the United States. The sock puppet governments around the globe will follow in tandem. New surveillance technology lowers the barrier of effort needed to soak the productive class of the surplus fruits of its labor. From monitoring backyards to ensure taxes are being paid on swimming pools to spying on farmers who violate agricultural regulations, states across the globe are already using new spy tools to extort more loot from the greater public.

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Meet The Montana Lawmaker Who’s Been Called ‘The Face Of Online Privacy Rights In The U.S.’

A 26-year-old Montana state legislator is gaining nationwide attention as a defender of privacy after pushing for the passage of a historic cell phone warrant law that other states are now considering.

Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, a Republican representing the 47th House district of Montana, was profiled over the weekend by Mashable.com, which described him as “the face of online privacy rights in the U.S.

It all started with Montana House Bill 603, which passed in April and was signed into law by Gov. Steve Bullock on May 6. The law reads: “A government entity may not obtain the location information of an electronic device without a search warrant issued by a duly authorized court.”

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DEA's "Cover Up Program" Revealed: More Troubling Than Pervasive NSA Surveillance?

Undated documents discovered by Reuters show [5] that federal agents are trained to "recreate" the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's Constitutional right to a fair trial.

"I have never heard of anything like this at all," is one law professor's response to the fact that a secretive DEA unit is funneling wiretap, informant, and telephone database information to authorities across the nation in order to launch investigations of Americans (targeting common criminals, primarily drug dealers), "It is one thing to create special rules for national security, ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations."

Agents are instructed to use "normal investigative techniques to recreate the information provided by [the secret DEA source]," and as the documents reveal - "remember that the utilization of [data] cannot be revealed or discussed in any investigative function."

Stunningly, after an arrest was made, agents then created a "parallel construction" to suggest the information secretly gathered was stumbled up during the course of the investigation - "It's just like laundering money - you work it backwards to make it clean." One recently retired federal gent noted, "It was an amazing tool; our big fear was that it wouldn't stay secret."

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TRYING TO STAY SANE IN AN INSANE WORLD – PART 2

In Part 1 of this article I detailed the insane solutions proposed and executed since 2008 by our owners as they attempt to retain and further expand their ill-gotten wealth, acquired through fraud, deceit, swindles, and the brilliant manipulation and exploitation of the masses through Bernaysian propaganda techniques. Madness has engulfed the entire world, with a concentration of power in the hands of a few psychopathic financial elite wielding an inordinate and dangerous expanse of power over the lives of the common man. They are a modern day version of Al Capone, except their weapons of choice aren’t machine guns, but a printing press, peddling debt, creating derivatives of mass destruction, and peddling heaping doses of disinformation. The contemporary criminal class wears Hermes suits, Rolex watches and diamond studded pinky rings, drops $500 to dine at Masa in NYC, travels by chauffeured limo, lives in $10 million NYC penthouse suites, occupies luxurious corner offices in hundred story glass towers, and spends weekends hobnobbing with the other financial elite at their villas in the Hamptons. They have nothing but utter contempt for the lowly peasants who depend upon a weekly paycheck to make ends meet. Why work when you can steal $1 or $2 billion from farmers with no consequences?

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BREAKING NEWS: GEORGE W. BUSH UNDERGOES HEART PROCEDURE

Former President George W. Bush is recovering after successfully undergoing procedure to remove artery blockage Tuesday at Texas hospital, spokesman says.
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Worcester County Tea Party Meeting

The WORCESTER COUNTY TEA PARTY will meet on THURSDAY, August 15, 2013 at the Ocean Pines Community Center. Special guest speaker will be BLAINE YOUNG, Candidate for governor of Maryland.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm, the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. All interested citizens are invited to attend. The Worcester County Tea Party is a grassroots organization, not affiliated with any political party, which is committed to promoting fiscal responsibility, lower taxes and restoring Constitutional limits to the government. For more information, call 443-614-7214; email WCTPPatriots@gmail.com, visit www.WorcesterCountyTeaParty.com

A Letter To The Editor 8-7-13

The Popo are generating revenue

I was on Route 13 from North to South.

State Popo are pulling people over left and right on the North end.

City Popo are pulling people over left and right in city limits.

I saw 4 cars, each one had someone pulled over.

It seemed random, as the pulled the guy behind me over and I did not see where he did anything wrong.

Safe streets = big money!

DEA Agents Are Told To Cover Up Spying Program Used Against Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

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Maryland Politician Calling It Quits

A veteran Maryland lawmaker is resigning from office. Republican State Senator E.J. Pipkin who represents the Upper Eastern Shore is resigning effective Monday, August 12th. He was first elected to the Maryland Senate in 2003 and has been a Republican party leader in the state senate.

Pipkin is moving his family to Texas where he will attend Southern Methodist University to get a Master's Degree in Sports Management. Pipkin tells WBAL Radio this is the right time to try and move on to the next step.

Pipkin was one of the most outspoken supporters on the legislation to deregulate electricity in Maryland.

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Welcome To Third World America: Camden, New Jersey’s Tent City

Those of you who didn’t sleep completely through American history class probably recall the phenomenon of Hoovervilles throughout the U.S. in the early years of the Great Depression. These were shantytowns that sprung up all across the nation and were named after Herbert Hoover, who was President at the onset of the Depression and blamed for their occurrence. Here’s a photo:

James Woods: Journalists Smell 'Blood In The Water' With Benghazi Scandal

Actor James Woods knows full well the media is in the tank for President Barack Obama.

The White House Down star also understands what a tipping point is, and why that might mean a great deal to even biased press outlets.

Woods thinks such a point may have been reached regarding that "phony" scandal involving the death of four Americans in Benghazi. A recent blockbuster story by CNN has the actor in an optimistic mood that the press will start doing its job regarding the Commander in Chief's action in the matter.

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SFD Calls For Service 8-5-13

  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 23:18:25 Nature: Diabetic Difficulty City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 23:10:05 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 23:07:46 Nature: Odor Investigation Address: 211 Records St Salisbury, MD 21801
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  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 14:52:49 Nature: Structure Fire Address: 202 N Second St Salisbury, MD 21802
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  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 14:39:14 Nature: Chest Pain City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 13:57:14 Nature: Pro Qa Fire Address: 635 E Main St Salisbury, MD 21801
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  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 09:22:05 Nature: Smoke / Co Detector Address: 635 E Main St Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 08:40:39 Nature: Pro Qa Ems City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 07:51:29 Nature: Pi Accident Address: Salisbury Byp and mt Hermon Rd Salisbury, MD 21802
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 05:15:58 Nature: Allergic Reaction City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 05:07:59 Nature: Auto Accident Rescue Address: Mt Hermon Rd and Tilghman Rd Salisbury, MD 21801
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 05:07:53 Nature: Auto Accident Rescue City: Salisbury
  • Monday August, 5 2013 @ 01:51:09 Nature: Sick Subject City: Salisbury

Who Really Has Your Back 8-6-13


BREAKING NEWS: State Dept. Orders Evacuation Of Embassy In Yemen

The State Department has ordered the U.S. Embassy in Yemen evacuated as a result of the threat by Al Qaeda that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

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Cutting Annual Trade Deficit By $300 Billion Would Increase GDP, Create Jobs

Tuesday, the Commerce Department is expected to report the June deficit on international trade in goods and services was $43.0 billion. Overall, the deficit is up from $25 billion when the economic recovery began in mid-2009, and poses the most significant barrier to stronger economic growth.

Household spending has recovered, but too many of those dollars still go to pay for imported oil and consumer goods from China and cars from Japan. In the second quarter, gross domestic product (GDP) growth was a paltry 1.7 percent — consumer spending contributed 1.2 percentage points. However, the increase in the trade deficit subtracted 0.8 percentage points — the growth in imports from Asia and oil negated two-thirds of the increase in consumer spending.